Thursday, 28 June 2012

Quick , Quick ! It Might Only Last A Day .




Sonata:

The parents all bustled in this morning . "They've said it's going to be 24C this afternoon !!! ", off-loaded children and rushed off .

There were paddling pools to be filled , barbecue -able things bought , summer tee-shirts excavated from backs of wardrobes , legs shaved . Everyone was pink with excitement at pick-up time .

I shoved a huge pile of dressing-up clothes in a bag and cycled home as fast as I could to shove them in the washing machine and out on the line . Back out on the bike , sandwich in hand , to the Thursday fleamarket


Bought two ( more) vintage postcards ( why?) and finding two ancient cobwebby stencils , which happened to be my grandsons' initials , bought those too . Found the redcurrant woman and bought a big punnet for 2 Euros . Got home , admired the almost dry flamenco dresses and firemen tunics



and started tomato hunting . Five ! tomatoes ... each one the size of a pea .



Celebrated with a watermelon smoothie . Listened to the evening news ...... storms and hail forecast . Relieved that I'd managed to fit Summer 2012 into one day .

10 comments:

Tania said...

So happy to donate some of our summer when it rolls around again. You'll be needing ice. Lots of it...

Friko said...

Ours was on two days this year, can't remember exactly when, but I do remember that we sat out on a bench in the garden for at least, oh, 15 minutes, before rain drove us back in again on the second day.

lovethosecupcakes said...

Just boring towels and shirts on the washing line here.

rachel said...

I have tomatoes like that too, and they aren't growing very fast! Nice to have occasional summer days, though, isn't it. We can only hope this wasn't the last....

Ginnie said...

Congrats on catching Summer 2012. We're having it in spades here, unfortunately.

The currants look yummy. What will you do with them?

Liz said...

I am glad that you've survived summer!

hey, we had our very first tomatoes this week! Two baby whadyacallem? Plum! Italian plum. First time Husband has tried growing these. Lovely taste, texture bit ropey but may improve.

I guess your neighbours are used to strange things on your washing line ...

Rattling On said...

Nothing much fruiting here except (hopefully) the gooseberries. Thank goodness we're not farmers, they must be worried to death here. Still raining today...

Marcheline said...

How much vodka do you put in your watermelon smoothies? *wink*

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Marcheline , That's a good idea !

Ginnie , I just scoop low-fat kwark over mine . Husband had Raspberry Ripple ice cream , sugar and cream on his .... I think I've mentioned his sweet tooth ?

Lucille said...

You too! I was being so insular in my weather misery that I didn't realise other countries were suffering .